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Courage, Commitment, Service and Sacrifice Recognized at South Plainfield’s Inaugural Field of Honor

May 25, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield’s Monument Park last week served as the backdrop for the borough’s inaugural Field of Honor, 150 American flags displayed in a sea of red, white and blue as a tribute to all servicemen and women, veterans and first responders. The week-long display was held during Armed Forces Week 2017 (May 14-21) and, on Saturday – Armed ...

Mayors of Four Municipalities Recreate Iconic “X Marks the Spot” Photo More Than a Half-Century Later

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Mayors from the municipalities of Scotch Plains, Plainfield, South Plainfield and Edison were joined by their dignitaries in a ceremonial meeting at the shared border on Woodland Ave. on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to demonstrate a renewed commitment to their partnership while recreating a more-than-a-century old photo.

The idea to recreate the photo was ...

Plainfield, Edison, Scotch Plains and South Plainfield Mayors to Recreate "X Marks the Spot" Photo on May 23

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield shares a common four corner boundary with neighboring towns, one of the few in New Jersey.  Located on Woodland Avenue near Sprague Avenue, it is where north-south and east-west divide four towns and separate Middlesex and Union Counties.

Today, Mayor Adrian O. Mapp of Plainfield, Mayor Thomas Lankey of Edison, Mayor Al Smith of Scotch Plains, and Mayor Matthew ...

South Plainfield’s Adopted 2017 Budget Features Slightly Lower Taxes

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a public meeting May 16, the Borough of South Plainfield Council adopted a 2017 spending plan that features slightly lower property taxes than last year. The council voted 5-0 in favor of the $28,735,856 ($28.7M) spending plan; Councilman Gary Vesce was absent.

“This budget is a win for South Plainfield,” said Mayor Matt Anesh. “Each year, ...

South Plainfield Mayor, Council Declare May 2017 as Buddha’s Light International Association Month

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a meeting May 1, Mayor Matt Anesh and the South Plainfield Borough Council proclaimed May 2017 as Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) Month in the municipality. The honor, said Anesh, is bestowed upon the organization’s New Jersey Chapter and its members for their dedication and contributions to South Plainfield.

“[We] hereby ...

South Plainfield Elks Lodge 2298 Donates $5,000 to South Plainfield Domestic Violence Response Team

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 located on New Market Avenue is a frequent host/destination for South Plainfield Clubs and organizations raising funds. It seems nearly everyone has been at an all you can eat breakfast raising funds for Cheerleading, Summer Drama or football. What many do not know, that is a miniscule tip of the iceberg of the charitable work this ...

South Plainfield Heads Back to the Future in “X Marks the Spot” Ceremony

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The four corners is the spot where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah all meet at a common boundary. What many people do not know about South Plainfield, it too shares a common four corner boundary. This boundary separating four different towns is one of the few in New Jersey. In May of 1963 the municipalities of South Plainfield, Plainfield, Scotch Plains and ...

Mayor Anesh Proclaims May 1st to be Wrestling Day

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield High School wrestling team stormed the Borough Council chambers Monday evening as South Plainfield Mayor Anesh proclaimed Monday May 1st to be Wrestling Day in the Borough of South Plainfield.

The wrestling team came dressed in khaki’s with most wearing ties. The fine young gentlemen looked the part, as members of the State Championship ...

Installation of Traffic Light at Woodland Ave & Oak Tree Road, Scheduled to Begin This Summer

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The installation of a traffic light at Woodland Avenue and Oak Tree Road is scheduled to begin this summer announced South Plainfield officials at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting. South Plainfield Administrator Glenn F. Cullen and Borough Engineer Len Miller reported on the construction timeline after meeting with Middlesex County officials last ...

South Plainfield's 2017-2018 School Budget Comes in Below State Cap

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At their April 26 meeting, the South Plainfield Board of Education (BOE) approved the district’s 2017-2018 budget of $60,638,671. The spending plan, which comes in below the state mandated 2-percent tax cap, passed by a vote of 7-0.  

"South Plainfield administration, along with the board of education, worked to ensure the needs of the district were ...

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